From Edsa hero to jailbird to free man


    Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile had been arrested twice—in 1990 and 2001—on rebellion charges before his latest detention on charges of graft and plunder in 2014.
    In last year’s cases, the EDSA 1986 hero and former Senate President has been accused of amassing about P173 million by diverting that amount from his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) from 2004 to 2010 into bogus non-government organizations and foundations associated with Janet Lim-Napoles, who herself remains in detention for allegedly masterminding such scams involving other lawmakers.

    February 27, 2013
    Enrile, Senators Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada, Ramon “Bong” Revilla, and other officials were named in a Commission on Audit (COA) report claiming the officials used their PDAF or pork barrel for projects under dubious organizations.

    June 5, 2013
    Enrile resigns as Senate president

    July 15, 2013
    Enrile denies receiving kickbacks.

    September 12, 2013
    President Aquino says the government charges against those involved in the pork barrel scam are ready to be issued.

    September 14, 2013
    Enrile is rushed to the Makati Medical Center due to urethra obstruction, causing high blood pressure.

    September 16, 2013
    The National Bureau of Investigation files plunder complaints against Enrile, as well as Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Bong Revilla Jr., in connection with the alleged pork barrel scam.

    April 1, 2014
    The Ombudsman announces decision to indict the three senators and Napoles with plunder and graft.

    June 6, 2014
    The Ombudsman files plunder charges against the three senators, Napoles and several other public officials before the Sandiganbayan.

     June 9, 2014
    The Ombudsman also files graft charges against Napoles and the three senators. Enrile faces 11 counts of graft.

    June 13, 2014
    Enrile’s plunder and graft cases are raffled off to the Sandiganbayan Third Division.
    Enrile asks the Sandiganbayan to allow him to post bail for plunder, a non-bailable offense.

    June 16, 2014
    Enrile asks the Sandiganbayan to dismiss plunder and graft cases filed against him.

    June 17, 2014
    The Sandiganbayan issues a hold departure against Enrile.

    July 4, 2014
    The Sandiganbayan issues an arrest warrant against Enrile, his former aide Gigi Reyes, Napoles and two others. Enrile’s motion for bail was rejected.
    Enrile surrenders to the Philippine National Police at the headquarters in Camp Crame.

    July 7, 2014
    The Sandiganbayan issues warrants of arrest against Enrile and 25 others in connection with their multiple graft cases.
    Enrile asks the Sandiganbayan to place him under hospital arrest at the PNP General Hospital pending the resolution of his motion for bail.

    July 8, 2014
    The Sandiganbayan orders the prosecution to organize its presentation of the case pertaining to the plunder and graft charges filed against Enrile.

    July 11, 2014
    Enrile arrives at the Sandiganbayan for his arraignment on graft and plunder charges, shortly before alleged pork mastermind Janet Lim Napoles.
    He refuses to enter any plea during the arraignment. The court enters a not guilty plea on his behalf.

     July 13, 2014
    Enrile is brought back to the Asian Eye Institute for a checkup.

    July 14, 2014
    A team of doctors from the Philippine General Hospital recommends hospital stay for Enrile.

    July 15, 2014
    The Office of the Ombudsman asks the Sandiganbayan to suspend Enrile in connection with the plunder and graft charges.

    July 17, 2014
    The Sandiganbayan postpones Enrile’s arraignment for graft charges pending the resolution of the prosecution’s motion to amend the criminal Information.
    The Sandiganbayan declines to fix bail for Enrile.
    July 21, 2014
    Enrile opposes his proposed suspension, saying it is based purely on the “whims” of the prosecution, and since the case’s criminal information is in question.

    July 25, 2014
    The Sandiganbayan orders the suspension of Enrile from his post for 90 days for his alleged role in the P10-B pork barrel scam.

    July 30, 2014
    The Senate informs the Sandiganbayan that it will not yet implement the 90-day suspension order against Enrile pending the anti-graft court’s final resolution on the matter.

    August 7, 2014
    Enrile seeks redress from the Supreme Court to stop the ongoing Sandiganbayan plunder trial.

    August 8, 2014
    The Sandiganbayan denies the motion for reconsideration filed by Enrile to gain temporary freedom over the plunder and graft case he is facing.
    The Sandiganbayan denies his appeal to dismiss the plunder case filed against him.

    September 1, 2014
    Senate President Franklin Drilon begins implementing the 90-day suspension order on Enrile.

    September 5, 2014
    Enrile pleads not guilty to 15 counts of graft.

    September 8, 2014
    Enrile asks the Supreme Court to annul the Sandiganbayan decision denying him bail.

    September 26, 2014
    Sandiganbayan granted request for Enrile’s continued detention at the PNP General Hospital in Camp Crame.

    February 26, 2015
    Enrile is transferred to the Makati Medical Center from the PNP General Hospital for treatment of pneumonia.

    March 12, 2015
    16 senators ask Sandiganbayan to allow house arrest for Enrile.

    March 19, 2015
    Enrile returns to PNP General Hospital in Camp Crame. The PNP supports calls for Enrile’s house arrest.

    March 24, 2015
    SC throws out Enrile’s motion to stop his preventive suspension.
    August 11, 2015
    SC grants Enrile’s motion for bill of particulars.

    August 18, 2015
    SC grants Enrile’s motion to post bail, set at P1.4 million.


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    1. Mahina ang ebidensya. Banat lang ng banat ang adminstrasyon ni Aquino eh. Magaling lang magdiin kapag oposisyon ang inaakusahan.

    2. Sen. Enrile was right there is a presumption of innocence until proven he is gullty. Sandiganbayan is one sided they ignore right to bail of the accuses. kailangan siguro magbalik aral ang sa school of law ang mga justices na yan. ang bilis nilang humatol. o baka pressure lang cila kay abnoy